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Lance Jost

The 1971 retro sci-fi, 100-foot mural in Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios in New York City wouldn’t seem to have much in common with the 15 mosaic Stations of the Cross at Saddleback Church’s Rancho Capistrano property. But for Jost, the 72-year-old artist behind both projects, they convey his spirituality and belief in eternity. His other work includes bronze sculptures, polyurethane paintings on aluminum panels, and a fountain and mosaic commissioned by his hometown of Dana Point. Read more...

Learn More About Ruben Salazar

Santa Ana resident and Los Angeles Times columnist Ruben Salazar was one of this country’s most prominent journalists. He broke new ground in his coverage of Latinos and the Chicano movement. A new PBS documentary, “Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle,” airs nationally on April 29, and sheds light on his life and his controversial death at the National Chicano Moratorium on Aug. 29, 1970. Here are some additional sources about this important reporter and writer. Read more...


9 Seconds of Pure Joy Courtesy of a Wildflower

It even pre-dates Vine!

In our story—click here to read—we cover wildflower dork Bob Allen, who shares his joy as he finds the Santiago Peak phacelia. This 9-second capture pre-dates Vine! Read more...

Conquering a Fear of Heights at Trapeze School

Behind the scenes at our High Flyer shoot, with photographer Priscilla Iezzi overcoming her fear of heights just to get the right shot! Read more...

Meal Mary Recipe: JFAT's Meal of a Bloody Mary

In our March issue, we name O.C.'s Best Bloody Marys. We got the recipe for the $15 epic drink, just in case you want to attempt it at home. Read more...

O.C.'s OCSA Stars on Broadway and Beyond!

How do you get from Orange County School of the Arts to Broadway?


Vine in San Clemente: How'd It Fare in Orange Coast's First-Ever Wine Review?

Editor’s Note: Starting this month, Rusty Gaffney, one half of Orange Coast’s Wine Dudes blog, will critique the wine program of an Orange County restaurant reviewed in print each month by the magazine’s dining critic Gretchen Kurz. He’ll use the same star system as Kurz’s restaurant reviews (using wine bottles in place of stars) to denote whether the program is (1) Good, (2) Very Good, (3) Excellent, or (4) Outstanding on every level. He’ll also denote pricing: $ mostly under $24; $$, under $50; $$$, $50 and over. Following is his wine review of Vine Restaurant in San Clemente. Read more...

5 Things Transplanted Beachcombers Need to Know to Make It in Orange County

To complement her recently-published essay My Orange County: My Heart Transplant, new resident Lyssa Myska Allen reveals her 5 need-to-know tips: Read more...

There Are Some Sounds I Hate, Like a Flushing Toilet and Motorcycles

An extended interview with deaf filmmaker Austin Chapman—who can now hear

For the full story on filmmaker Austin Chapman from our February print magazine, click here. Read more...

Updates from Orange Coast's editors on happenings around Orange County! Plus gems from our print magazine throughout the years.

Priscilla Mayfield on Food in Orange County

Wine Program Review

  • Seasons 52 Fresh Grill Offers Impressive Wine List

    I recently dined at Seasons 52 Fresh Grill in South Coast Plaza, and found the wine program to be exceptional, both for the scope of its extensive wine list, and it’s attentive wine service. It’s gratifying to see that the restaurant, which promotes a healthy diet and prides itself in seasonally inspired cooking with every item on the menu less than 475 calories, considers wine an important part of a wholesome lifestyle. Read More

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